Normal processing time
2 months

Processing fee
DKK 4,740,-

Who can be granted a residence permit as an intern?

You can be granted a residence permit as an intern in Denmark if you meet two conditions:

  • You are enrolled in an educational programme in your home country or in a country where you have been a legal resident, and
  • there are specific educational reasons for your internship in Denmark.

Your internship must be within the following fields:

  • The green sector (agriculture, veterinary, forestry or horticulture)
  • The healthcare sector
  • Architecture 

or you can belong to the group of interns in other fields, such as natural sciences, technical fields, pharmaceutical sector, culture, etc.

Within certain fields, you can stay in Denmark as an intern even though you have already completed your education.

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not need to apply for a residence permit, but must instead apply for an EU residence document.

Read more about EU residence

What are the conditions?

The green sector

You must be at least 18 years old but cannot have turned 30 at the time of applying.

Language test

You must have passed a language test in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German at A2-level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For English language tests offered by IELTS, we accept test scores from 3.0.

For English language tests offered by TOEFL, we accept test scores at Studieprøven level (C1 CEFR level).

The language test must be shared with us and, if needed, verifiable.

Read more about language tests

Education

You must attach documentation that you are currently enrolled in an educational programme. You cannot be granted a residence permit as an intern within the green sector if you are not currently enrolled in an educational programme.

The documentation must include:

  • name of the educational programme
  • the date on which the diploma was issued
  • which title or which diploma you will be obtaining once the educational programme is completed
  • the programme’s start date
  • the expected end date
  • a list of all the subjects passed during the programme

You must attach to the application a copy of your original documents along with a translation into Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or German.

SIRI can request the Danish diplomatic mission in your region to verify your documents. It means that you can be contacted by the Danish mission and be asked questions regarding your documents. We will both notify you and your place of internship (or the third party) in case the documents are sent to verification.

The internship and your education must be related in time and content 

The content of the internship must be related to the educational programme which you have begun in your home country or in another country where you reside legally. It means that the internship in Denmark must supplement the educational programme which you are currently enrolled in. We compare the content of your educational programme with the job tasks which you will be carrying out during the internship.

Moreover, the internship must be time-wise related to the relevant subjects in your educational programme. This means that the internship must be the natural continuation to one or more relevant subjects. If this is not the case, we will look at when you passed the different subjects in your programme with the purpose of assessing whether your education can be regarded as relevant to the internship.

Especially for educational documents issued in Ukraine

If your educational documents are issued in Ukraine, you must attach  to your application additional documentation of your educational background. It can be, for example, the Study Record Book, student card, etc. The additional documentation of your educational background must be dated. The name of the educational institution and your name must be clearly stated in the documentation. You must attach to your application a copy of your original documents, as well as a translation into Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or German.

Your place of internship must be approved to host interns. A copy of the approval of the place of internship must be submitted along with the application.

Your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account in a bank operating legally in Denmark.

Accordingly, your salary cannot not be paid to you in cash or to a foreign bank account.

It is not a requirement that the transfer to the Danish bank account must happen from a Danish bank account.

There are no immediate limits to the type of bank account you can use. A currency account or basic bank account can both be used.

In order to create a Danish bank account, you must contact a bank yourself. If you have not yet received a Danish address or CPR number and are experiencing diffuclties creating a Danish bank account, in order to find out what options you have in terms of creating a basic payment account,you can read more on www.basalbetalingskonto.dk (opens in a new window)

The Danish bank account must be opened no later than 90 days after the date of being granted a Danish residence and work permit, or 90 days after the employee enters Denmark, whichever happens last. Your salary during your first 90 days in Denmark can be paid to a foreign bank account. If you already hold a residence permit for no less than 3 months, your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account from the first payment of salary.

Salary and terms of employment must correspond to current Danish collective bargaining agreements for interns. You can find further information about the existing collective agreements here. (in Danish only)

Your salary can only consist of:

  • Salary in the form of liquid assets
  • Payments to labour market pension schemes
  • Paid holiday allowance

Only paid holiday allowance from the employer whom you are currently allowed to work for can be counted as part of your salary. 

If you earn holiday allowance paid to you in the following holiday year, the holiday allowance cannot be counted as a part the annual salary of the year in which you earned the holiday allowance. 

Salary components like the following cannot be taken into account when assessing the wage level:

  • Paid living and housing expenses
  • Per diems
  • Free use of car
  • Paid phone
  • Paid internet
  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Subscriptions
  • Other services offered to you by your employer.

The list is not complete.

 

In the current year, there is a general lack of places of apprenticeships in the following fields of the green sector:

  • horticulture
  • forestry

If you are offered apprenticeship in one of the above mentioned fields, your place of internship must attach, therefore, a signed declaration to the application, stating that they either:

There is general lack of places of apprenticeships when more than 5 percent of the students undergoing vocational education do not have an apprenticeship or are in schooling after the second basic course.

Statistics concerning this can be found on the Ministry of Children and Education’s website (in Danish only)

The declaration for the place of internship can be found here (in Danish only - also available in the application form)

The healthcare sector

You must be at least 18 years old but cannot have turned 35 at the time of applying. Please note that the age limit of 35 years does not apply to medical interns.

The internship must supplement the educational programme you have begun in your home country or in the country where you have been a legal resident. You are allowed to do an internship within the healthcare sector even though you have completed your educational programme. You must provide documentation of your educational programme with a list of the courses you have completed. An authorised translation of the list must be submitted along with your application.

The internship must be professionally related to your on-going educational programme.

If you have completed your educational programme, you must have completed it recently. If you completed the programme more than one and a half year ago, we will assess whether there continues to be a relation between the desired internship and your completed education. Information on your employment after completion of your educational programme will be included in the assessment. You must, therefore, attach documentation of your work experience since you completed your education.

If your internship is without pay, you must provide documentation of your ability to support yourself for the full period of your internship. You must have an amount at your disposal corresponding to DKK 6,820 (2024 level) for each month you will be staying in Denmark.

Documentation can be in the form of a bank statement or a copy of a scholarship certificate. It is important that the documentation is in your name. You will not meet the requirement if someone else supports you.

Read more about the requirement for self-support

Your internship host must be qualified to host and train an intern. If an approval of the place of internship is not issued within the field in question, your place of internship must submit a description of the internship’s training programme.

All public hospitals in Denmark are approved places of internship.

Your place of internship must state who will be your supervisor during the internship.

Your place of internship must state whether they have experience with hosting interns and trainees. Additionally, SIRI can obtain information from relevant professional organisations.

Your place of internship must submit a description of your work tasks and training programme along with the application.

Your place of internship must appoint a person responsible for the internship, who in writing will declare that it is professionally sound to host you as an intern, and that your your work is carried out under the responsible person’s supervision and responsibility.

The declaration for the place of internship can be found here (in Danish only – also available in the application form)

If your internship is paid

If your internship is paid, your salary and terms of employment must correspond to current Danish collective bargaining agreements for interns.

Your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account in a bank operating legally in Denmark.

Accordingly, your salary cannot not be paid to you in cash or to a foreign bank account.

It is not a requirement that the transfer to the Danish bank account must happen from a Danish bank account.

There are no immediate limits to the type of bank account you can use. A currency account or basic bank account can both be used.

In order to create a Danish bank account, you must contact a bank yourself. If you have not yet received a Danish address or CPR number and are experiencing diffuclties creating a Danish bank account, in order to find out what options you have in terms of creating a basic payment account,you can read more on www.basalbetalingskonto.dk (opens in a new window)

The Danish bank account must be opened no later than 90 days after the date of being granted a Danish residence and work permit, or 90 days after the employee enters Denmark, whichever happens last. Your salary during your first 90 days in Denmark can be paid to a foreign bank account. If you already hold a residence permit for no less than 3 months, your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account from the first payment of salary.

Your salary can only consist of:

  • Salary in the form of liquid assets
  • Payments to labour market pension schemes
  • Paid holiday allowance

 Only paid holiday allowance from the employer whom you are currently allowed to work for can be counted as part of your salary. 

If you earn holiday allowance paid to you in the following holiday year, the holiday allowance cannot be counted as a part the annual salary of the year in which you earned the holiday allowance. 

Salary components like the following cannot be taken into account when assessing the wage level:

  • Paid living and housing expenses

  • Per diems

  • Free use of car

  • Paid phone

  • Paid internet

  • Benefits-in-kind

  • Subscriptions

  • Other services offered to you by your employer.

The list is not complete.

Architecture

You must be at least 18 years old but cannot have turned 35 at the time of applying.

The internship must supplement the educational programme you have begun in your home country or in the country where you have been a legal resident. You must provide documentation of enrollment in your educational programme with a list of the courses you have completed. An authorised translation of the list must be submitted along with your application.

You cannot be granted a residence permit as an intern if you have completed your education as an architect.

The internship must be professionally related to your on-going educational programme.

If your internship is without pay, you must provide documentation of your ability to support yourself during the full period of your internship. You must have an amount at your disposal corresponding to DKK 6,820 (2024 level) for each month you will be staying in Denmark.

Documentation can be in the form of be a bank statement or a copy of a scholarship certificate. It is important that the documentation is in your name. You will not meet the requirement if someone else supports you.

Read more about the requirement for self-support

Your place of internship must use the standard contract “Internship Agreement and Guidelines” made by DANSKE ARK (Danish association of Architectural Firms) and the Danish Union of Architects and Designers.

The contract can be found on the website of DANSKE ARK.

The place of internship must be qualified to receive and train an intern. The architectural firm does not need a separate internship approval, but, in the standard contract, they should state the number of fully-trained architects and the number of interns working in the firm. SIRI will use this information to assess whether the firm is suited to be a place of internship. Additionally, we can obtain information from relevant professional organisations.

If your internship is paid

If you receive a salary during your internship, your salary must be at least DKK 6,820 (2024 level) per month. The salary must be stated in the standard contract.

Your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account in a bank operating legally in Denmark.

Accordingly, your salary cannot not be paid to you in cash or to a foreign bank account.

It is not a requirement that the transfer to the Danish bank account must happen from a Danish bank account.

There are no immediate limits to the type of bank account you can use. A currency account or basic bank account can both be used.

In order to create a Danish bank account, you must contact a bank yourself. If you have not yet received a Danish address or CPR number and are experiencing diffuclties creating a Danish bank account, in order to find out what options you have in terms of creating a basic payment account,you can read more on www.basalbetalingskonto.dk (opens in a new window)

The Danish bank account must be opened no later than 90 days after the date of being granted a Danish residence and work permit, or 90 days after the employee enters Denmark, whichever happens last. Your salary during your first 90 days in Denmark can be paid to a foreign bank account. If you already hold a residence permit for no less than 3 months, your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account from the first payment of salary.

Your salary can only consist of:

  • Salary in the form of liquid assets
  • Payments to labour market pension schemes
  • Paid holiday allowance

 Only paid holiday allowance from the employer whom you are currently allowed to work for can be counted as part of your salary. 

If you earn holiday allowance paid to you in the following holiday year, the holiday allowance cannot be counted as a part the annual salary of the year in which you earned the holiday allowance. 

Salary components like the following cannot be taken into account when assessing the wage level:

  • Paid living and housing expenses

  • Per diems

  • Free use of car

  • Paid phone

  • Paid internet

  • Benefits-in-kind

  • Subscriptions

  • Other services offered to you by your employer.

The list is not complete.

Interns in other fields

You must be at least 18 years old but cannot have turned 35 at the time of applying.

The internship must supplement the educational programme you have begun or completed in your home country or in the country where you have been a legal resident.  You must provide documentation your enrollment in a educational programme with a list of the courses you have completed.  An authorised translation of the list must be submitted along with your application.

The internship must be professionally related to your educational programme.

If you have completed your educational programme, you must have completed it recently. If you graduated more than one and a half years ago, we will assess whether there continues to be a relation between the desired internship and your completed education. Information about your employment after your graduation will be included in the assessment. You must, therefore, attach documentation of your work experience since you completed your education.

If your internship is without pay, you must provide documentation of your ability to support yourself during the full period of your internship. You must have an amount at your disposal corresponding to DKK 6,820 (2024 level) for each month you will be staying in Denmark.

Documentation can, for example, be a bank statement or a copy of a scholarship certificate. It is very important that the documentation is in your name. You will not meet the requirement if someone else supports you.

Read more about the self-support requirement

Your place of internship must be qualified to receive and train an intern. If a place of internship approval is not issued within the field in question, your place of internship must submit a description of the course of the internship. In addition, your place of internship must state who will be supervising you during the internship and state whether the firm has experience with taking on interns or trainees. Additionally, SIRI can obtain information from relevant professional organisations.

Your place of internship must submit a description of your tasks and a training plan along with the application.

If your internship is paid

If your internship is paid, salary and terms of employment must correspond to Danish collective agreements for interns. 

Your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account in a bank operating legally in Denmark.

Accordingly, your salary cannot not be paid to you in cash or to a foreign bank account.

It is not a requirement that the transfer to the Danish bank account must happen from a Danish bank account.

There are no immediate limits to the type of bank account you can use. A currency account or basic bank account can both be used.

In order to create a Danish bank account, you must contact a bank yourself. If you have not yet received a Danish address or CPR number and are experiencing diffuclties creating a Danish bank account, in order to find out what options you have in terms of creating a basic payment account,you can read more on www.basalbetalingskonto.dk (opens in a new window)

The Danish bank account must be opened no later than 90 days after the date of being granted a Danish residence and work permit, or 90 days after the employee enters Denmark, whichever happens last. Your salary during your first 90 days in Denmark can be paid to a foreign bank account. If you already hold a residence permit for no less than 3 months, your salary must be paid to a Danish bank account from the first payment of salary.

Your salary can only consist of:

  • Salary in the form of liquid assets
  • Payments to labour market pension schemes
  • Paid holiday allowance

 Only paid holiday allowance from the employer whom you are currently allowed to work for can be counted as part of your salary. 

If you earn holiday allowance paid to you in the following holiday year, the holiday allowance cannot be counted as a part the annual salary of the year in which you earned the holiday allowance. 

Salary components like the following cannot be taken into account when assessing the wage level:

  • Paid living and housing expenses

  • Per diems

  • Free use of car

  • Paid phone

  • Paid internet

  • Benefits-in-kind

  • Subscriptions

  • Other services offered to you by your employer.

The list is not complete.

Internship as a part of your education in Denmark

 

Please be aware that you cannot hold a residence permit as a student and as an intern at the same time, as they are regulated by differet sets of rules. If you wish to change grounds for residence from student to intern, this will result in your residence permit as a student being revoked.

Follow this link if you will be doing an internship as a part of a higher educational programme in Denmark.

What are my rights if I am granted a permit?

What are you allowed to do with a Danish residence permit as an intern – and what are you not allowed to do?

You can only work in the position and in the place of internship that you have been granted a permit to work in.

If you are offered a new internship, you must apply for a new permit. This also applies if you are offered a new position, e.g. as a herdsman, in the same workplace.

A Danish residence and work permit does not allow you to work in other Schengen countries.

You can read more about working conditions in Denmark and 'The Danish labour market model' here

A residence and work permit allows you to stay in Denmark for the period of time your permit is valid.

Moreover, a permit allows you to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180 days period. However, the permit does not allow you to work in other Schengen countries.

You must not give up your Danish address or stay abroad for longer than 6 successive months. A violation will result in the lapse of your permit. This means that you will lose your right to stay in Denmark.

If you need to stay abroad for a longer period of time, you can apply for a dispensation to prevent your permit from lapsing.  Please note that a dispensation can only be granted in exceptional cases, e.g. if there is critical illness in your nearest family.  

You can read more about permit lapse and dispensation options here

You must be able to support yourself during your stay. You are not allowed to receive benefits under the terms of the Active Social Policy Act.

If you receive such benefits during your stay, your permit can be revoked – and you will lose the right to stay in Denmark.

If an authority, e.g. a municipality, disburses benefits to foreign nationals, SIRI will be notified.

 You can see a list of benefits that you are not allowed to receive here

With a residence permit in Denmark, you are entitled to free Danish lessons. However, you must have turned 18 years and have your Danish address registered in the Danish National Register.

If you have a residence permit in Denmark based on work, study, etc. you have to pay a deposit before you can start receiving lessons. Be aware that you can lose your deposit if you do not pass the different modules within a specific timeframe.

Your municipality of residence is obliged to offer you Danish lessons and refer you to a language centre. If you have not been offered Danish lessons within a month after registering your address in Denmark, you can contact your municipality.

You will (typically) be taught together with other foreign nationals who have arrived in Denmark recently.

If you are going to stay and work in Denmark, there are a number of things to acquaint yourself with. Depending on your personal situation, you might need other important information and options.

The portal lifeindenmark.dk provides you with information, links and in many cases also options concerning the most important subjects such as:

  • NemID
  • The CPR register
  • Health card
  • Tax matters
  • Holiday entitlements
  • School and daycare
  • Housing
  • Danish lessons
  • Car registration and driver’s license  

How long can I stay in Denmark?

A residence permit as an intern will be valid from the day you start working.

If you are an intern within the green sector, you can be granted a residence and work permit valid for up to 18 months – however, the validity period cannot exceed the contract period. If you attend a Danish agricultural school or technical school for a period of 6 to 8 months as a supplement to your internship, you can be granted a residence permit for up to 24 months in total.

If you are an intern within the healthcare sector, architecture or other fields, you can be granted a residence and work permit valid for up to 18 months - however, the validity period cannot exceed the length of the internship.

If your internship is extended, you can apply for an extension of your residence and work permit.

It is very important that you apply for an extension before your permit expires.

If you submit your application for an extension in time, you are allowed to stay in Denmark and continue your internship even though your permit expires while we process your case.

A residence permit can only be valid until 3 months before the expiry date of your passport.

If your passport has a shorter validity than the otherwise possible period of stay, your residence permit will be shortened. This means that the validity of your residence permit will be shorter than it could be. When you have renewed your passport, you can apply for an extension of your residence permit.

Read more about the passport requirements

A residence permit as an intern is only valid until the expiry of the place of internship approval, if applicable.

If your place of internship’s approval has a shorter validity than the otherwise possible period of residence, your residence permit will be shortened. This means that the validity of your residence permit will be shorter than it could be. When your place of internship has obtained a new approval, you can apply for an extension of your residence permit. 

What should I do if I lose my internship or change my job?

If you are granted a permit based on the scheme, your residence permit is linked to your internship in Denmark. Your internship is the basis for your permit.

You must always inform SIRI if you lose your internship or change your place of internship.

Your work permit is limited to the internship that your permit is granted for. You must not work in other positions than the one stated on your permit. This also applies if you are offered a new position at the same workplace.

If you find a new internship or are offered a job while doing your internship, you must submit a new application for a residence and work permit with information on the new internship or job. You are not allowed to begin working before you have been a new permit.

Can my family be granted a residence permit?

Normally, you are not allowed to bring your family with you to Denmark with a residence permit as an intern.

Read more about accompanying family members

Penalty risk - If I am already residing in Denmark on a visiting visa

If you have already entered Denmark and reside here on a visiting visa when you file your application, you have to be aware of the risk of a penalty period.

If you file your application for a residence permit as an intern while you are residing in Denmark on a visiting visa, it can have have as a consequence that for a perriod of 5 years you will not be able to receive further visiting visas to Denmark. This will have consequences for you if your application for a residence permit as an intern is denied, and you after your return to your home country again wish to visit Denmark.

You can read more about risk of visa penalty period here

What more to know before I apply?

An application for a residence permit based on an internship is processed by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

You must have an internship agreement with a company registered in Denmark to be able to apply.

Before submitting your application, you must create a case order ID for your application and pay a fee to cover SIRI’s case processing expenses.  You can do this on the “How to apply” tab to the right. Here you also find the relevant application form, PR1/3.

Turkish citizens applying as interns and receiving salary from the place of internship, are exempt from paying the fee. Applicants who instead do not receive salary but receive, for example, a scholarship must pay the fee. Note that a case order ID must always be created. 

Your place of internship must fill in one of the two parts of the form. Your place of internship must be the first to fill in. When your place of internship has completed their part, a reference number and password will be shown, which your place of internship must pass on to you. You are then able to open the online application and complete your part.

You can be represented by another person or company. It can be your place of internship or a third party such as an agency. If you choose to be represented, you must give the other person or company representing you power of attorney to handle the application on your behalf.

You can find an approved template of a power of attorney here

Please note that, as a rule, SIRI will refuse your application for a residence permit on new grounds, if the application is submitted prematurely in relation to the wished start date for your stay in Denmark.

If you submit such an application earlier than 6 months before your stay in Denmark will begin, you can expect a refusal to your application. If you have paid SIRI's case processing fee, you will not receive a refund of the fee.

 SIRI will contact you or your place of internship if we need further information to process your case.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to submitting an application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

It is important that you have carefully read the conditions for being granted a residence permit before you begin step 1. You can do this on the tab “Need to know” on the left.

Please note that Turkish citizens applying as interns and receiving salary from the place of internship, are exempt from paying the fee. Applicants who instead do not receive salary but receive, for example, a scholarship must pay the fee. Also note that a case order ID must always be created.

It is a good idea to gather the necessary documents before you start to complete the application form. You can use the check list below.

If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English.

If you are submitting af new application because you have changed place of internship you don't have to attach educational documents - unless your educational situation has changed.

 

You must submit

If you are doing an internship in the green sector, you must also submit

If you are doing an internship in the healthcare sector, you must also submit

If you are doing an internship in architecture, you must also submit

If you are doing an internship in the other fields, you must also submit

Expect to use

30-40 minutes

completing the application

2 persons

You and your place of internship are each required to complete a part of the form.

In this step you and your place of internship have access to the relevant application form.

Make sure that you have read all the relevant information on the tab 'Need to know' and completed all the preceeding steps before you begin.

All our application forms contain careful instructions on how to complete the form and what kind of documents you must submit along with the form.

You can read more about how we process your personal data here.

Your place of internship must complete the first of the two parts of the form. When they have completed their part, a reference number and password will be shown, which your place of internship must pass on to you. You are then able to open the online application and complete your part.

Make sure you have all documents ready in digital form, in order to attach them as you complete the application form.

 

Use the form PR1/3

 

Please note that it is mandatory to use this application form. Under special circumstances, you can be exempted from the requirement to use an online application form. You can read more here.

Please note that it is mandatory to fill in your passport number in this application form. If you are not in possession of a valid passport, you can contact us for guidance. 

It is not mandatory to use an online application form if you are a commuter and wish to apply for a work permit as an intern. You can contact us if you wish to use a printable form instead.

You can find our contact information here.

SIRI has the possibility to invite for an interview with the purpose of:

  • assessing the purpose of your application 
  • verifying your language skills or
  • gathering additional information regarding your education  

If you are in Denmark, the interview will take place at SIRI Copenhagen. 

If you reside abroad, the Danish diplomatic mission will hold the interview with you on behalf of SIRI. 

We will write or call you if we see the need to invite you to an interview.

You will have the possibility to comment and sign the transcript of the interview.

When you apply for a residence permit, you must have your biometric features recorded. This means that you must have a facial photo taken and your fingerprints recorded. The facial photo and your fingerprints will be stored on a microchip embedded in the residence card, which will be issued to you if you are granted a permit.

If you do not agree to have your biometric features recorded, your application will be rejected. This means that your application will not be processed.

Read more about biometrics here

You must have your biometric features recorded no later than 14 days after you submitted your application.

If you are unable to have your biometric features recorded within the time limit of 14 days, because you are unable to book an appointment at a Danish diplomatic mission, you can inform us of the appointed time you will have your biometrics recorded. This way you can avoid having your application rejected.

You are abroad

You can have your biometric features recorded at a Danish diplomatic mission or an application centre in the country, where you reside.

See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ list of diplomatic missions or application centres where you can have your biometric features recorded (opens in a new window)

In certain countries Denmark does not have a diplomatic mission or application centre. In these instances the list will refer you to one of the Norwegian missions with which Denmark has made an agreement or to the nearest Danish diplomatic mission or application centre in the region.

If you submit your application to a Norwegian diplomatic mission, you must also submit one passport photo. If you are granted a residence permit based on your application, you must within a specific time frame afte you entry to Denmark have your biometric features recorded.

We recommend that you visit the local diplomatic mission’s webpage to get more information before you submit the application. The individual diplomatic mission can have additional requirements regarding payment of additional fees, submission of additional passport photos or additional copies of the application.

You are in Denmark

If you are residing legally in Denmark, you are normally able to have your biometric features recorded in Denmark. This is the case, if you:

  • hold a valid visa,
  • is exempt from the visa requirement or
  • already hold a valid residence permit.

Read more about the legal residence requirement and submission of your application in Denmark

You can have your biometric features recorded in one of SIRI’s branch offices.

If you plan to have your biometrics recorded in one of SIRI’s branch offices, you must remember to book an appointment

You have submitted your application succesfully if you have:

  • created a case order ID
  • paid the fee
  • submitted the application
  • had your biometric features recorded

You can see the normal case processing time to the right on this page. When we make a decision in your case, you will receive an answer.

SIRI will contact you or your employer if we need further information to process your case.

Read more about what you can expect while you are waiting for an answer

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